Amazon needs "Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" to be a hit

Posted on AllSides September 2nd, 2022
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When Amazon delivered its first look at Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with a teaser trailer during Super Bowl LVI, it became the most-watched online trailer in the sporting event’s history. That was a good start considering that the show’s $465 million budget is the most Amazon Studios has ever spent to produce a television series.

And that figure only represents the production cost for the first eight-episode season. It doesn’t include the $250 million Amazon paid the Tolkien estate for television rights. Together, the series has cost $715 million so far....

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